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JOUR 1000 Introduction to Mass Communication
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

Processes, uses, and effects of mass media in society. History, structure, and function of mass communication industries.

JOUR 1010 Basic News Writing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites JOUR 1000 (or concurrently) and ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1103 with grades of C or higher
Description

Basic news writing in a variety of media; the principles of journalistic writing and the fundamentals and techniques of news reporting.

JOUR 2010 Opinion Writing and Analysis
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites JOUR 1010 with a grade of C or higher
Description

This course introduces students to a broad approach to analysis and opinion writing using current creative and persuasive journalistic models.

JOUR 2500 Foundations of Media Research
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites JOUR 1000 with a grade of C or higher
Description

Introduction to qualitative and quantitative research methods, including the use of library and on-line resources, with emphasis on the critical skills needed to evaluate and conduct media and journalism research.